Note: Seamen’s Sixpences

By Michael Power, published February 1984

Abstract

The origin of the system by which every seaman contributed to a fund to provide for maimed and wounded seamen, their widows and children. The fund, established in 1588, ended in 1983.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Miscellaneous

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